Recent publications about social cognitive development

Action understanding and imitation

Elsner, B. & Pfeifer, C. (2012) Movement or goal: Goal salience and verbal cues affect preschoolers’ imitation of action components. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 283-295. pdf

Elsner, B. & Schellhas, B. (2012) The Acquisition of Flexible Tool Use in Preschoolers. The Impact of Prior Experience. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 220, 44–49. pdf

Social cues and infant learning

Hoehl, S., Wahl, S., Michel, C., & Striano, T. (2012). Effects of eye gaze cues provided by the caregiver compared to a stranger on infants’ object processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), 81-89. pdf

Wu, R., Gopnik, A., Richardson, D. C., & Kirkham, N. Z. (2011). Infants learn about objects from statistics and people. Developmental Psychology, 47 (5), 1220-1229. doi: 10.1037/a0024023 pdf

Wu, R., & Kirkham, N. Z. (2010). No two cues are alike: Depth of learning during infancy is dependent on what orients attention. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 118-136. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2010.04.014 pdf


Hoehl, S., &Wahl, S. (2012). Recording Infant ERP Data for Cognitive Research. Developmental Neuropsychology, 37(3), 187-209. pdf


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